Growing up in Uganda, an east African country racked by war, AIDS and extreme poverty, life was a struggle for then 9-year-old Dorothy Nabwami, who was facing a very uncertain future 17 years ago.
Then the African Childrenâ€™s Choir came along.
Nabwami was singing in her local Sunday school choir in her village when the African Childrenâ€™s Choir chose her to be part of an international singing group.
â€śThey gave me clothing and food and the ability to travel around the world,â€ť she says.
WOONSOCKET â€” The number of Rhode Island students meeting at least partial proficiency for state testing of their math skills has increased, but the latest results for the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) released by the Department of Education still show students in urban districts like Woonsocket have more work to do to meet the stateâ€™s new graduation requirements.